Your Mental Health


Taking care of your mental health is just as important as your physical well-being. If you have a pain or ache you would more than likely visit your family Doctor. Well, the same applies for your Mental state.

Talking is the first step when dealing with issues regarding a mental health issue. A problem shared is a problem halved. You could talk to friends, family or work mates, talk to someone you know and trust. Talk to your doctor. Or you could consider counselling, psychotherapy or cognitive behaviour therapy. Talking helps, it’s good to talk.

Taking The First Step / Asking For Help


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When it comes to speaking to other people, it comes down to a matter of personal preference. Some of us might have supportive families and friends and will want to tell them right away. Others of us might need more time to digest what’s going on in our lives before telling others.

At work it might be helpful to tell our line manager as soon as we are struggling, or as soon as we have a diagnosis. However we are not legally required to disclose our illness if we would prefer to keep it to ourselves.

Attitudes Towards Mental Health in Ireland



36%

Do you currently have, or have you ever had, a friend with a mental health problem?



22%

Are you currently working with, or have you ever worked with, someone with a mental health problem?



20%

Do you currently have, or have you ever had, a mental health problem?



18%

Are you currently living with, or have you ever lived with, someone with a mental health problem?



83%

In the future, I would be willing to continue a relationship with a friend who developed a mental health
problem?



70%

In the future, I would be willing to work with someone with a mental health problem?



77%

In the future, I would be willing to live nearby to someone with a mental health problem?



54%

In the future, I would be willing to live with someone with a mental health problem?